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“Great cave” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park
21071 County 118, Preston, MN 55965
507-352-5111
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Preston
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Owner description: The address is a mailing address, but the cave HQ is maybe another 20 miles from Preston, MN so don't use it for your GPS device.
Alexandria, Minnesota
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“Great cave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We really enjoyed the cave and our guide was great. There were lots of formations to look at and one I had not seen in a cave before, it was a shelf with little pools of water in it. We also enjoyed the large pool of water with the underwater lights. I would like to come back in late October to see the bats! This Cave is great for all ages to tour as there are not a lot of steps and it is not a long walk to the cave!

Visited September 2013
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Stockton, MN
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“"Cool" place ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The family enjoyed the trip to a unique set of caves. A seventy foot waterfall INSIDE the caves was amazing. A nice guided tour and worth a stop, or even a special trip to see.

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“Definatly worth the money!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The Mystery Cave tour was a great activity while we were camping in Forestville State Park. It is 10.00/person for the one hour tour, well worth the money!! There are 13 miles of caves and the average temp inside is 48 degrees....this was welcome on the day we went (high was 85!). Our guide Jake was very knowlageable about the cave and the surrounding area. They only let about 20 people at a time in the cave so you don't feel crowded or rushed. Kids are welcome, and be sure to bring a warm shirt!! It is dark inside, they do have a lighting system but they only have it on when you are in a room. To much light can damage the natural formations in the cave. We are planning on coming back and doing the 2 hour geology tour (20.00/person) to learn more about Mystery Cave!! I

Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Nice cave & park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I love Southeastern MN, almost as much as the boundary waters. This place is really great. The staff is nice, and the cave is really intriguing. I enjoy science related leisure trips so this was the place! The subterranean geology is a wonder of the world. Check this place out!

Visited September 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“A must see if you're in the area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

I was camping with friends nearby and we decided to check this out. It was really cool! I had no idea we had stuff like this in MN! Wear a sweatshirt and sturdy shoes.

Visited July 2013
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